Lake of The Woods MN Fishing Report

Lake of The Woods MN fishing report. “Come hell or high water!” This moto has been adopted across the entire area. At least the “high water” part anyway. With the continued onslaught of rain that has been plaguing our entire watershed we continue to see water levels rise to historic levels. However, this has not dampened the fishing.

In fact, the walleye have become more active with the rising water temperatures. Aiding to the fact that the fishing has been fantastic. High water or not they have to feed and breed. Speaking of the spawn, some walleyes are still spawning while others are well past that point.

Happy anglers who practice safe boating abound all over the fishery with cheerful smiles and limits of fish to clean. Though flooding is a serious issue for some spots located along the lower elevations, River Bend Resort is perched on high ground and continues to operate daily. 

Taking care of our guests and ensuring your safety is our priority. If you are booking a charter with us rest assured, you are in good hands. And if you are planning on bringing your own boat, we encourage you to practice safety. 

Because of the high-water level, slow navigation especially while boating past the resorts that line the banks of the Rainy River is an absolute must. Please be respectful and do not go over idles speed.  A “no wake” zone during this time will help eliminate any further damage and erosion that has already happened so far this season. 

In addition we have prepared a video on how to safely navigate your way from the river and 4 Mile Bay through the gap and on into the lake. Please click this link.

Some walleye have moved into slightly deeper water. Most are being found in the 15-to-28-foot range. The tactic that is hot remains vertical jigging. Anglers are anchoring up and using a shiner of fathead to tip their jig setup. Bright colors gold, glow pink, orange, chartreuse are working very well. 

We have received some reports that drifting spinners and trolling shallow diving crankbaits has begun to pick up good numbers of fish. Gold has been the go-to color for both. A mixed bag catch continues including walleye, sauger, pike perch and sturgeon.

Typical main channel spots on the Rainy remain tough due to the high current. Finding the backwater and current breaks along the shoreline and in the bay has produced a nice catch. Including some very nice walleyes. 

Saturday Night Fish Frys have begun and will continue throughout the summer.  Bargo has also started and will continue every Sunday from 3 to 5PM for the summer season. AND we are opening an outdoor Tiki Bar (The Doghouse) on our river side patio overlooking the boat docks. It’s going to be a great summer – make yourself a part of it!

Give us a call and we will do the rest… One Call Gets You Away from It All!! In addition, we do offer online booking for those who wish to do so. Soon we will be offering regular discounts for folks that use our online booking service. 

Until next week … Keep a Tight Line! Bugs & Fishes ≤º))~{


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